English Literature MCQs for CSS PMS NTS PPSC FPSC


Today we are going to share with you the most important MCQ’s for CSS NTS PPSC FPSC & PMS. These MCQ’s came again and again in different tests especially for CSS. We have gathered it from different test papers and online resources for our students brothers and sisters for saving time and money and getting success in their tests or you can say that we have shared this data just for helping him. These MCQ’s are not solved, these are exact as they come in papers. We have also shared Solved MCQ’s in our previous post. I am trying to find out that post from our pkplanet database and share it here. So, you can find Solved and unsolved MCQ’s in one place. Anyways, let’s take a look at unsolved MCQ’s for CSS NTS PPSC FPSC and PMS.

Q.1. Select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate box on the Answer Sheet. (20)

(i) In Shakespeare’s Tragedies Character is not Destiny but there is Character and Destiny is a
remark by:
(a) Nicoll (b) Goddord (c) Bradley
(d) Coleridge (e) None of these

(ii) “How came he dead? I shall not be juggled with: Tohell allegiance! Vows, to the blackest devil!
Is a speech in Hamlet spoken by:
(a) Hamlet (b) Laertes (c) Polonius
(d) Claudius (e) None of these

(iii) Aspect of the Novel is written by:
(a) David Cecil (b) Walter Allen (c) Arnold Kettle
(d) E.M. Forster (e) None of these

(iv) Lotos Eaters is a poem by:
(a) Browning (b) Tennyson (c) Yeats
(d) Frost (e) None of these

(v) ‘The Hollow Men’ is written by:
(a) T.S. Eliot (b) Ezra Pound (c) Yeats
(d) Larkin (e) None of these

(vi) William Faulkner was awarded Nobel Prize for literature in:
(a) 1949 (b) 1950 (c) 1951
(d) 1953 (e) None of these

(vii) G.B. Shaw was awarded Nobel Prize for literature in:
(a) 1925 (b) 1929 (c) 1930
(d) 1949 (e) None of these

(viii) ‘The Winding Stair’ is written by:
(a) Ted Hughes (b) T.S. Eliot (c) W.B. Yeats
(d) W.H. Auden (e) None of these

(ix) ‘Murder in the Cathedral’ is a play written by:
(a) Shakespeare (b) Marlowe (c) Oscar Wilde
(d) T.S. Eliot (e) None of these

(x) ‘The Rainbow’ is a novel written by:
(a) Hemingway (b) Virginia Woolf (c) E.M. Forster
(d) D.H. Lawrence (e) None of these

(xi) The earliest play written by Shakespeare according to Oxford Shakespeare 1988 is:
(a) The Taming of the Shrew (b) As you Like it (c) Two Gentlemen of Verona
(d) Titus Andronicus (e) None of these

(xii) ‘If music be the food of love, play on,
give me excess of it, that Surfeiting
The appetite may sicken and die?
is a speech from
(a) Twelfth Night (b) A Mid Summer Nights’ Dream (c) As you Like it
(d) The Winters’ Tale (e) None of these

(xiii) An elaborate classical form in which one Shepherd– Singer laments the death of another is called:
(a) Pastoral Romance (b) Pastoral Elegy (c) Ballad
(d) Epic (e) None of these

(xiv) The poets who believe that a hard, clear image was essential to verse are called:
(a) Imaginists (b) Romanticists (c) Classicists
(d) Imagists (e) None of these

(xv) A figure of speech which contains an exaggeration for emphasis is called:
(a) Over tone (b) Rhetoric (c) Extended metaphor
(d) Hyperbole (e) None of these

(xvi) Rhymed decasyllables, nearly always in iambic Pentameters rhymed in Pairs are called:
(a) Heroic Couplet (b) Blank verse (c) Terza Rima
(d) Spenserian stanza (e) None of these

(xvii) An exhortatory speech, usually delivered to a crowd to incite them to some action is:
(a) Declamation (b) Sermon (c) Monologue
(d) Harangue (e) None of these

(xviii) ‘Hearing’ a colour or ‘Seeing’a smell is an example of:
(a) Oxymoron (b) Synaesthesia (c) Sensuousness
(d) Contrast (e) None of these

(xix) Drama which seeks to mirror life with the utmost fidelity is called:
(a) Realistic (b) Naturalistic drama (c) Humanistic drama
(d) Problem play (e) None of these

(xx) When Leontes discovers the identity of Perdita in ‘The Winter’s Tale’ is an example of:
(a) Peripety (b) Suspense (c) revelation

2nd Paper MCQs

i) In Greek tragedy irony and _____ are fused into one.
(a) Allegory (b) Idealism (c) Imagery (d) Satire (e) None of these

(ii) Joseph Andrews was written by:
(a) Richardson (b) Defoe (c) Fielding (d) Bunyan (e) None of these

(iii) Shakespeare was born in:
(a) 1570 (b) 1601 (c) 1547 (d) 1564 (e) None of these

(iv) ‘The Wheel of Fire’ a criticism was written by:
(a) Bradley (b) W. Knight (c) Hazlitt (d) Dryden (e) None of these

(v) Kubla Khan was written by:
(a) Wordsworth (b) ST. Coleridge (c) Shelley (d) Keats (e) None of these

(vi) G. B. Shaw began his literary career first as:
(a) Journalist (b) Novelist (c) Dramatist (d) Critic (e) None of these

(vii) W. B. Yeats was born in:
(a) 1914 (b) 1856 (c) 1865 (d) 1838 (e) None of these

(viii) Jane Austen’s work is transfused with the spirit of:
(a) Classicism (b) Puritanism (c) Idealism (d) Rationalism (e) None of these

(ix) The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot is an:
(a) Ode (b) Elegy (c) Allegory (d) Epic (e) None of these

(x) Waiting for Godot by S. Beckett was originally written in:
(a) Italian (b) Spanish (c) German (d) French (e) None of these

(xi) The _____ age tended to favour the taste and search for truth in art:
(a) Classical (b) Romantic (c) Victorian (d) Elizabethan (e) None of these

(xii) Maud and Inmemoriam were written by:
(a) Tennyson (b) Keats (c) Pope (d) Shelley (e) None of these

(xiii) Tennyson was born in:
(a) 1809 (b) 1798 (c) 1709 (d) 1890 (e) None of these
(iii) Extra attempt of any question or any part of the attempted question will not be

(xiv) _____ has a super abundant wealth of words and superfluous ornaments.
(a) Hyperbole (b) Metaphor (c) Rhetoric (d) Overtone (e) None of these

(xv) Keats’s aestheticism was later turned into:
(a) Romanticism (b) Pre-Raphaelitism (c) Idealism (d) Anglicanism (e) None of these

(xvi) _____ is the animating force in the work of Charlotte Bronte:
(a) Idealism (b) Romanticism (c) Lyricism (d) Radicalism (e) None of these

(xvii) The Wilde Swans at Coole is first great collection of poems of:
(a) W. Lewis (b) Yeats (c) E. Sitwell (d) D. H. Lawrence (e) None of these

(xviii) T. S. Eliot was born in:
(a) 1887 (b) 1888 (c) 1817 (d) 1870 (e) None of these

(xix) Jane Eyre was written by:
(a) J. Austen (b) G. Eliot (c) C. Bronte (d) Emile Bronte (e) None of these

(xx) Ophelia, Julia, Viola, Imogen are the characters created by:
(a) Richardson (b) Fielding (c) Hardy (d) Shakespeare (e) None of these

3rd Paper MCQs

Q.1. Select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate box on the Answer Sheet. (20)

(i) Wordsworth was appointed Poet Laureate in:
(a) 1817 (b) 1839 (c) 1843
(d) 1849 (e) None of these

(ii) Who suggested Shelley to “Curb your magnanimity and be more of a poet’?
(a) Wordsworth (b) Coleridge (c) Keats
(d) Blake (e) None of these

(iii) The lines ‘The one remains, the many change and pass; Heaven’s light for ever shines, earth’s
shadow fly; are composed by:
(a) Shelley (b) Byron (c) Keats
(d) Southey (e) None of these

(iv) ‘On Pathetic Fallacy’ was written by:
(a) Carlyle (b) Lamb (c) Ruskin
(d) Shelley (e) None of these

(v) The 1805 text of ‘The Prelude’ is edited by:
(a) Helen Darbishire (b) ErnestDe Selin Court (c) Herbert Reads
(d) Coleridge (e) None of these

(vi) ‘The Lay of the Last Ministerel’ is written by:
(a) Blake (b) Byron (c) Tennyson
(d) Walter Scott (e) None of these

(vii) __________ the quality when man is capable of being in uncertainities, mysteries, doubts, without
any irritable reaching after fact and reason’ ___ is:
(a) Objectivity (b) Subjectivity (c) Negative capability
(d) Scepticism (e) None of these

(viii) ‘The Quarterly Review’ was founded by:
(a) Walter Scott (b) Byron (c) Coleridge
(d) Thomas De Quincey (e) None of these

(ix) ‘Mansfield Park’ is a novel by:
(a) Katherine Mansfield (b) Emily Bronte (c) George Eliot
(d) Jane Austen (e) None of these

(x) ‘I am half sick of shadows’ is a line from:
(a) Shelley (b) Wordsworth (c) Coleridge
(d) Tennyson (e) None of these

(xi) Adonais is an elegy on the death of:
(a) Moschus (b) Edward William (c) Jhon Keats
(d) Shakespeare (e) None of these

(xii) ‘Poetry is the criticism of life’ is a view about poetry by:
(a) Arnold (b) Dr. Jhonson (c) Shelley
(d) Hazlitt (e) None of these

(xiii) ‘The Pickwick Papers’ by Dickens was published in:
(a) 1837 (b) 1838 (c) 1839
(d) 1841 (e) None of these

(xiv) ‘On Heroes and Hero-worship is written by:
(a) Huxley (b) Carlyle (c) Ruskin
(d) Mill (e) None of these

(xv) Dickens, Thackray, George Eliot and Trollope are:
(a) Novelists (b) Poets (c) Critics
(d) Essayists (e) None of these

(xvi) ‘The Voyage of the Beagle’ was written by:
(a) J.S. Mill (b) Ruskin (c) Carlyle
(d) Darwin (e) None of these

(xvii) Who gave the aesthetic theory of Art For Arts’ Sake:
(a) Wordsworth (b) Browning (c) Oscarwilde
(d) Galsworthy (e) None of these

(xviii) “Poetry is not like reasoning, a power to be exerted according to the determination of will”, is a
statement by:
(a) Wordswoth (b) Shelley (c) Coleridge
(d) Arnold (e) None of these

(xix) ‘A woman of no importance’ is a ______ by Oscarwilde:
(a) Comedy (b) Tragedy (c) Dramatic Romance
(d) Farce (e) None of these

(xx) George Eliot and T.S. Eliot are:
(a) Brother & Sister (b) Contemporary writers (c) Modern poets

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